fragrant chicken and Fava Beans

This is a quick and tasty way to use leftover roast chicken. The sauce can also be used for any cooked poultry, lamb, or beef.
  • 1tsp mustard oil
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped finely
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds, ground
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds, ground
  •  chili powder ½ tsp
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 0z/125 g frozen fava beans
  • 1 lbl450g cooked chicken, cut into
  • bite-size pieces
  • salt
  • sprigs of fresh cilantro, to garnish

fragrant chicken and Fava Beans


Heat the mustard oil in a large skillet set over high heat for approximately 1 minute, or until the oil begins to smoke.
Add the vegetable oil, reduce the heat, and then add the onion and the garlic.Fry the garlic and onion until they are golden.
Add the tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, turmeric, ground cumin, coriander seeds, chili powder, garam masala, and wine vinegar to the skillet. Stir the mixture until fragrant.
Add the red pepper and fava beans and stir for 2 minutes, or until the pepper is softened.Stir in the chicken, and salt to taste
Simmer gently for 6-8 minute, or until the chicken is heated through and the beans are tender.
serve as soon after cooking as possible, garnished with cilantro sprigs.
fragrant chicken and Fava Beans
Cook’s Tip
This dish is an ideal way of making use of any type of leftover poultry. any variety of beans works well, but vegetables are just as useful, especially zucchini, potatoes, or broccoli.

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